Core Platforms

Ed Discussion

 

Ed Discussion is available for FAS courses in the 2021-22 academic year. To enable Ed Discussions in your Canvas site:

  • Navigate to your Canvas course and click the Settings link in the left side bar
  • Select the Navigation tab
  • Drag the "Ed Discussion" tool just under Home and Announcements to enable it
  • Disable the Canvas "Discussions" tool if not in use
  • Click Save
  • ...
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2020 Aug 07

[workshop] Introduction to Canvas - FAS

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (Remote Delivery)

In this session, we'll cover the basics of Canvas. After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • add other people to your site
  • post a syllabus
  • post announcements
  • post files (Word, PDF)
  • create events in the calendar
  • create an assignment for students to submit work
  • review and grade assignments 
  • e-mail the class
  • have a sign-up sheet for office hours or the like
  • add content to your site through pages
  • reorganize the...
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2020 Jul 23

[workshop] Introduction to Canvas - FAS

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (Remote Delivery)

In this session, we'll cover the basics of Canvas. After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • add other people to your site
  • post a syllabus
  • post announcements
  • post files (Word, PDF)
  • create events in the calendar
  • create an assignment for students to submit work
  • review and grade assignments 
  • e-mail the class
  • have a sign-up sheet for office hours or the like
  • add content to your site through pages
  • reorganize the...
Read more about [workshop] Introduction to Canvas - FAS
2020 Jul 13

[workshop] Introduction to Canvas - FAS

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (Remote Delivery)

In this session, we'll cover the basics of Canvas. After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • add other people to your site
  • post a syllabus
  • post announcements
  • post files (Word, PDF)
  • create events in the calendar
  • create an assignment for students to submit work
  • review and grade assignments 
  • e-mail the class
  • have a sign-up sheet for office hours or the like
  • add content to your site through pages
  • reorganize the...
Read more about [workshop] Introduction to Canvas - FAS

Canvas Behind the Scenes

Helpful behind the scenes info on how Canvas integrates with my.harvard, common administrative questions, and more.

Data Feeds

Canvas gets data feeds from my.harvard every 5 minutes, including:

  • Course catalog information (course description)
  • Class roster (instructors, enrolled students, prospective enrollees, teaching fellows)
  • Sections

...

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2020 Jun 15

[workshop] Introduction to Canvas - FAS

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Zoom (Remote Delivery)

In this session, we'll cover the basics of Canvas. After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • add other people to your site
  • post a syllabus
  • post announcements
  • post files (Word, PDF)
  • create events in the calendar
  • create an assignment for students to submit work
  • review and grade assignments 
  • e-mail the class
  • have a sign-up sheet for office hours or the like
  • add content to your site through pages
  • reorganize the navigation bar on your site

 

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Coronavirus planning: Zoom Training to Support Teaching

March 7, 2020

As you may be aware, Dean Gay has asked FAS faculty to familiarize themselves with Zoom in preparation for possible interruptions to residential teaching due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Her message to faculty (included below) highlights the training and resources now available to faculty and instructional support staff, and we hope you will share these resources within your departments. Read more...

2019 Aug 26

Introduction to Canvas Workshop -- FAS

Registration Closed 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

142.11 Science Center - Academic Technology is the first door inside the Oxford Street entrance, right next to the Historic Scientific Instrument collection.
Learn the basics of Canvas - please sign up below.

Registration: 

2019 Aug 21

Introduction to Canvas Workshop -- FAS

Registration Closed 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

142.11 Science Center - Academic Technology is the first door inside the Oxford Street entrance, right next to the Historic Scientific Instrument collection.
Learn the basics of Canvas - please sign up below.

Registration: 

2019 Sep 09

Drop-in Office Hours

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Science Center (1 Oxford St), Suite 142

Drop by Academic Technology for FAS for consultative assistance with your Canvas course site, as well as any other questions you may have about integrating, using, or seeking support for digital methods and tools in your teaching, learning, or research.

Drop-in office hours are open to faculty, teaching fellows, students, and staff.

Academic Technology for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is located just inside the Oxford Street entrance to the Harvard Science Center (Suite 142), next to the Collection of Historic Scientific...

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